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Bibliography - Eye Care for Children with Additional Support Needs


Bowman, Richard; Bowman, Ruth; Dutton, Gordon
Disorders of vision in children: a guide for teachers and carers
RNIB, 2001
ISBN: 1858782139
Explains how disorders of visual function can impair visual performance under different circumstances and allows readers to determine how best to devise educational strategies.

Buultjens, Marianna & Mason, Heather
Cerebral palsy and visual impairment (CPVI) in children: experience of collaborative practice in Scotland
Scottish Sensory Centre, 2003
ISBN: 0954603605
Explores the collaborative working between professionals involved in the lives of children with cerebral palsy and visual impairments (CPVI). Provides detailed information on CPVI.

Cassin, Barbara
Dictionary of eye terminology (2nd edition)
Triad Publishing, 1990
ISBN: 0937404330
Dictionary of terms and conditions used in ophthalmology

Coakes, Roger & Sellors, Patrick Holmes
Outline of ophthalmology (2nd edition)
Butterworth, 1995
ISBN: 0750617691
Illustrated guide to eye conditions arranged by symptoms and causes, final chapters discuss assessment and treatment.

Galloway, Nicholas R & Amoaku, Winfried M K
Common eye diseases and their management (2nd ed)
Springer-Verlag, 1999
ISBN: 1852330503
A guide aimed at medical students, general practitioners and other clinical staff. Covers anatomy, examination, different types of conditions and concludes with a section on blindness.

Khaw, A R & Elkington, P T
ABC of eyes (2nd edition)
BMJ Publishing Group, 1994
ISBN: 0727907662
Brief clinical guide to eye problems including diagnostic examination, describes specific conditions and treatments. Illustrated throughout.

Millodot, Michel & Laby, Daniel M
Dictionary of ophthalmology
Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002
ISBN: 0750647973
Illustrated guide to eye conditions and specialist terminology.

Murray, Philip I & Fielder, Alistair R
Pocket book of ophthalmology
Butterworth-Heinemann, 1997
ISBN: 0750623713
Quick guide to eye conditions and their diagnosis aimed at undergraduates and general practitioners, accompanied by a pinhole occluder.

O'Neill, Damian
Perkins and Hansell's atlas of diseases of the eye
Churchill Livingstone, 1994
ISBN: 0443048223
Illustrated, introductory guide to eye conditions.

Olver, Jane & Cassidy, Lorraine
Ophthalmology at a glance
Blackwell Science, 2005
ISBN: 9780632064731
Aimed at medical students, this guide will also be of use to GPs and non-ophthalmic consultants as well as professionals who care for people who have eye problems.

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
Getting started: a guide to understanding your child's eye condition
RNIB, 1995
ISBN: 1858780454
Valuable introduction to key services, offering parents a wealth of info about support from LEA & Health Authorities, social services, voluntary organisations & other parents. Series: Early Years



Blaikie, Andrew
Breaking bad news
Insight Jul/Aug 2008, No 16, p14-17
Describes new training which is given to ophthalmologists to help them to deliver bad news at diagnosis in the best way. (Followed by descriptions of parents' experiences of hearing a diagnosis)

Dutton, Gordon
Children with visual processing disorders. Part 1: A different view: Field loss and seeing movement
Insight Mar/Apr 2006, No 2, p12-16
An ophthalmologist's approach to dealing with children who have a visual field loss due to brain damage including practical advice to enable children to make the best use of their sight.

Dutton, Gordon
Children with visual processing disorders. Part 2: difficulty seeing information in complex scenes
Insight May/June 2006, No 3, p21-24
An ophthalmologist's approach to helping children who find it difficult to pick out information from complex scenes due to cerebral visual impairment.

Dutton, Gordon
Children with visual processing disorders. Part 3: difficulties with attention and communication
Insight July/Aug 2006, No 4, p20-24
An ophthalmologist's approach to helping children who find it difficult to communicate and pay attention due to cerebral visual impairment.

Dutton, Gordon
Visual problems in children with brain damage
Eye Contact Summer 1997, No 18, p13-14
Discusses the variety of visual problems that can occur in children with damage to the brain.

Masters, Anne
Planning for a sight test: my way
Focus June 1997, No 21, p1-8
Describes the challenges of giving eye tests to people with learning difficulties.

Woodhouse, Maggie
Down's syndrome and visual impairment
Eye Contact Spring 2000, No 26, p20-22
Findings of a study into the visual problems of children with Down's syndrome.

Woodhouse, Maggie & Al-Bagdady, Mohammad
Practical approaches to vision in children with Down's Syndrome
Insight Sept/Oct 2007, No 11, p24-27
New approaches to helping children with down's syndrome see as well as possible.